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Alcohol - Legal *

SIM

10100 

CPT

82055 

Synonyms

ETOH Legal; Non-Medical Alcohol; Ethanol level; Blood Alcohol; Blood Ethanol 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

Gray-top (sodium fluoride) tube

Collection Instructions

Do not prepare the venipuncture site with alcohol or remove stopper from tube.

Volume

7 mL. Minimum volume: 5 mL.

Additional Information

Used only for Legal purposes, test referred to Lab Corp. Legal alcohol not performed in-house. See Phlebotomy procedure 2015 Legal Alcohol.

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

After collection, specimen is given to Receiving and Processing Department.
DO NOT OPEN TUBE. SUBMIT UNOPENED TUBE TO LAB CORP

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Incorrect color tube; Incorrect specimen type;
Wrong legal form used; Legal procedure not followed.

Reference Range

Negative (cut-off – 0.010%)

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Alcohol 

Methodology

Gas Chromatography 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

017996 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride  

Reviewed Date

1/16/2018 

Supplemental

* Reference Lab Test  

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